PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – About two dozen emergency response agencies brushed up on their skills this weekend during a mock disaster at the Pease International Tradeport.

Participants practiced how they would respond if wild turkeys were sucked into the engines of a military plane, causing it to crash on takeoff into a parked commercial jet. The agencies involved included fire departments, law enforcement, government, military and emergency medical personnel from Rockingham and Strafford Counties and York County, Maine.

Officials say emergency responders throughout the Seacoast region already have strong relationships but the drill enhanced communication and cohesiveness between agencies.

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